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PTA 202 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTING III

PTA 202 – Principles of PTA III

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PTA 202 Principles of PTA III

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours: 12.0        Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in PTA 201 and PTA 203

Co-requisites:  PTA 205                                                 Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This course is designed to educate the student on specific orthopedic pathologies and rehabilitation, cardiac and respiratory pathologies and treatment, burns, prosthetic and orthotic management.  Advanced therapeutic exercise and use of various pieces of exercise equipment will be included.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain and perform selected interventions accurately and safely;
  2. explain and perform selected data collection tests and measures accurately and safely; and
  3. communicate appropriately and effectively in written, verbal, and nonverbal ways.